Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 28-29, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! There’s SO MANY fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston and beyond!

The Japan Festival: April 28-29, 2018 at Boston Common. Enjoy two days of fun this year with a food festival on Saturday and the big festival on Sunday to share and celebrate Japanese culture in Boston! 

ArtWeek Boston Returns: April 27-May 6, 2018. Enjoy this award-winning creative festival in Boston with many free events and hands-on activities.

Harvard Arts First Festival: April 26-29, 2018 at Harvard University. Enjoy this annual student showcase of art, music, fun, and more.

Boston College Arts Festival: April 26-28, 2018 at Boston College. Celebrate the arts with the annual student showcase filled with art, music, theatre, dance, poetry, and more!

Brookline Open Studios: April 28-29, 2018 from 11-5pm at art studios in Brookline. Artists in Brookline are opening up their studios for free this weekend to enjoy art and meet the artists!

Park Serve Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018 at a variety of parks throughout Boston and Massachusetts. Help prepare state parks and beaches for the season by helping with trash, clearing trails, and sprucing up parks! 

Run of the Charles: Sunday, April 29, 2018. The Run of the Charles is the largest flat-bottomed boat race in New England so cheer on the 1,500+ racers this weekend!

Walk for Music: Sunday, April 29, 2018 in East Boston. Join ZUMIX and their community members for a 2-mile walk to support their programs free and low-cost for over 1,000 youth each year. 

Institute of Contemporary Art Play Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10-4pm at the ICA. FREE admission for up to 2 adults per family when accompanied by children ages 12 and under on Saturday. (Youth 17 and under area always free).

MIT Museum: Sunday, April 29, 2018. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of each month, September to June.

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 21-22, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s so much fun and free things to do this weekend in Boston! Fingers crossed for a lovely Spring Weekend!

Cambridge Science Festival: April 13-22, 2018. Enjoy this 10-day, 200+ event festival celebrating and showcasing STEAM. Many events are free.

CraftBoston: April 20-22, 2018. Enjoy this fun craft fair and check out a lot of homemade and local goods. Tickets are $15 but Goldstar has discount tickets for $0-7.50 (affiliate link).

Free Park DaySaturday, April 21, 2018. Enjoy free admission to all national parks this Saturday for National Park Week.

Free Marine Mammal Safaris: Saturday, April 21, 2018. Save the Harbor is hosting free Marine Mammal Safaris on Saturday with availability on the 9:30AM cruise still available.

East Boston Open Studios: April 21-22, 2018. Local East Boston artists are opening their studios to the public this weekend.

Boating Open House: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9-1PM. Go for a sail and learn more about Community Boating Inc. with this free open house.

Earth Day Art Market: Saturday, April 21-22, 2018 at CambridgeSide. Enjoy this Earth Day Art Market with handmade gifts, original art, jewelry and one-of-a-kind merchandise from local and regional artists.

Spring Family Day: Celebrating our Diverse Stories: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Join the EMK Institute with activities celebrating America’s diversity. Recommended for ages 5+.

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 7-8, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! Here’s a few things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area for cheap:

L.L. Bean Grand Opening Celebration: April 6-8, 2018 at One Seaport in Boston. L.L. Bean is opening its doors this weekend at its newest location in Boston’s Seaport District with free food, live music, outdoor yoga, games, and more! Free.

Boston Design Week: April 4-15, 2018. Boston Design Week seeks to increase awareness of all aspects of designs with a variety of events, and some are free!

Boston National Poetry Month Festival: April 4-8, 2018. Head to the Boston Public Library Central branch this week to enjoy over 50 established poets and musicians. Free.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, 2018. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Free Film Friday at The Museum of Science!

Museum of Science Boston

 

Every Friday this month is Free Film Friday at the Museum of Science thanks to generous support from Mathworks!

On Friday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th, head to the Museum of Science for free shows at the Mugar Omni Theatre for Free Film Friday.

Simply stop by and pick up tickets on the day of the show (only) to receive free tickets. Free tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limit of two shows per date per person.

However, if you are a museum member, you can reserve tickets up to 5 days in advance with a limited amount of tickets available for reservation.

For more information about Free Film Friday, please head here.

*Also, don’t forget you can receive FREE admission to the Museum of Science any day with your Boston Public Library card with advanced reservation for a museum pass!

Will you be attending Free Film Friday at the Museum of Science this month?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for March 3-4, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonHappy weekend! Here are some fun and cheap things to do in the Greater Boston area for the first weekend of March!

Boston Massacre Commemoration: March 3, 2018 at the Old State House. See history come alive as downtown Boston transforms into Revolutionary Boston to commemorate the Boston Massacre.

Discovery Museum Celebration: March 3-4, 2018 at Discovery Museum in Acton. Head Northwest this weekend to check out the completely renovated Discovery Museum. Children 12 and under are free this weekend!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2018. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate

Kid Price Saturday at Zoo New England: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of this month at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo where everyone pays kids price for admission until noon!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun for February 24-25, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! Here’s a few things to do in the Greater Boston area without spending too much money!

Don’t forget to check out budget-friendly things to do during February Vacation Break as well for more fun and cheap ideas!

Chinatown Main Street Cultural Village: Sunday, February 25, 2018. Head to Chinatown to celebrate Chinese New Year

Lowell Winterfest: February 23-24, 2018 in Lowell Massachusetts. Take a ride to Lowell for their annual Winterfest with free ice skating, kid activities, all-you-can-eat chocolate festival and more!

Family Day at MassArt: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Enjoy interactive activities and art-making designed and guided by MassArt students, faculty, and staff for a free family day. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for February 17-19, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonHappy (almost) long weekend! Here’s a few things to do in the Greater Boston area this extra-long weekend! Please let me know in the comments below if I missed anything fun and free for this weekend. Thanks!

Free Admission at the ICA: Monday, February 19, 2018. Enjoy free admission at the Institute of Contemporary Arts on Monday for President’s Day!

Pinkalicious & Peterrific Premiere Party: February 17, 2018 at the Boston Public Library. Enjoy the launch of WGBH’s newest child’s show with a free premiere party! Free, but please RSVP.

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Don’t forget that you can skate for free next week (February 19-23) at Boston Common Frog Pond thanks to the Highland Street Foundation and there will also be free movie nights at Faneuil Hall (February 19-22) for February Vacation Week.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for February 3-4, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonHere are some fun and affordable things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area for SUPER BOWL WEEKEND, February 3-4, 2018!

10th Annual “Some Like It Hot” Chili Cook-Off: Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1-2:30PM. Join this fun, free and festive event in Harvard Square and vote for your favorite chili!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate

Kid Price Saturday at Zoo New England: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of this month at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo where everyone pays kids price for admission until noon!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Don’t forget you can get half price or free ice skating in your Pats gear depending on where you go!

And Papagayo is once again the best place to catch the game if you need to watch it outside your home because if your team wins, you eat for free! You just need to make a reservation and be there at the start of kickoff.

Hope you have a great weekend! Go Pats!!

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